Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI)--2009

The tenth Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) will be held in Emerald Lake, British Columbia, from February 26 - March 3, 2009.

The Institute's mission is to assist professional librarians to develop, strengthen, and exercise their leadership skills so that they may be better equipped to formulate, articulate, and achieve the future changes required by libraries into the 21st century.

Based on the premise of experiential learning, the Institute includes group and individual exercises, as well as the opportunity to learn in conversation with mentors, who have been chosen for their own leadership skills, and who will be participating as volunteers.

Northern Exposure will target 24 librarians who have (1) a desire to develop their leadership potential, (2) received their library degrees generally within the past seven years, and (3) a minimum of two year's professional library experience.

Individual nominations will be welcomed from a variety of sources, including employers, associations, library schools and the corporate information sector. Nominees will be asked to supply a one-page resume, one-page synopsis of achievements, career goals, and expectations for the leadership institute, as well as a one-page description, employer or nominator validated, of an opportunity to perform in a leadership role in the year subsequent to the Institute. Those chosen as participants must secure funding to cover a registration fee and transportation costs to Calgary. Meals, accommodation, and as well as the programme and learning materials will be provided. Nominations must be received by November 30, 2008.

The Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute is made possible by the generous sponsorship of EBSCO, SIRSI, YBP, Blackwells and Gale. These corporations demonstrate their leadership and support to Canadian libraries and librarianship in numerous ways; however, their sponsorship of NELI is a demonstrable expression of their commitment and faith in our future.

For more information contact:

Ernie Ingles

Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian
5-07 Cameron Library
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2J8
Phone: (780) 492-5170
Fax: (780) 492-7925
Email: ernie.ingles@ualberta.ca

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